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No clue I still may end up with the gigabyte just because of the micro center combo deal.
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I've been considering picking up one of the new boards that just came out to play with, something like the Gigabyte or Asus 970 chipset ones just to tinker. I know from experience that the AMD chips don't work as well for the games I personally play the most but for everything else they're great. I'll sure be giving Zen a try when it comes around.

Honestly, its hard to say if a switch from an i5 would be worthwhile, but as a hobby I enjoy playing with all types of machines regardless of who made them so I see no reason not to try it just for fun.
post #33 of 74
As someone who owns both a FX8320 and a 5820k, the ONLY thing my i7 really shines in compared to the FX, besides benchmarks, is Bohemia Interactive games (Arma, Dayz etc..)

To suggest i3 over FX is crazy..
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Enough with the Flaming, and Name calling.

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post #35 of 74
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No clue I still may end up with the gigabyte just because of the micro center combo deal.

You can combo any board and CPU at microcenter, they all work the same. Just find the one you want and ask them for the CPU and to verify they do the combo. I do it all the time at the one I go to.
post #36 of 74
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Why is a 970 $120 when 990fxa is cheaper

New features (USB 3.1, m.2). Not sure why they went with 970 as a basis though, instead of 990fx
post #37 of 74
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New features (USB 3.1, m.2). Not sure why they went with 970 as a basis though, instead of 990fx

People seem to forget the 990FX when new was a $160+ motherboard segment. The article / review listed states that 970 supports the majority of 990FX features. This model still doesn't change the fact that AM3+ platform is dead as a hobo who finds a $1000. Asus still wants to make money on it. It will probably drop to $99 for its all said and done.

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post #38 of 74
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OMG!!!! Why did you do that. I love it.
Don't be too hasty, imo. That motherboard has throttling issues as far as this review is concerned.

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Don't be too hasty, imo. That motherboard has throttling issues as far as this review is concerned.

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I might have to educate myself a little more on throttling.
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I might have to educate myself a little more on throttling.
Either the chart is wrong, or the cpu is consuming less when overclocked, a.k.a throttling, unless it is tested at superconducting temperatures.biggrin.gif
Edited by mtcn77 - 2/14/16 at 6:47pm
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